Montclair State University is located on Valley Road and Normal Avenue in Montclair, NJ. The University’s main entrance is on Normal Avenue.
If you are utilizing GPS to visit us, please use the following information when entering directions into your GPS: Enter 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, or Red Hawk Parking Deck. This will take you to the entrance of the campus. Turn on to the campus off Normal Avenue, the Kasser Theater and Red Hawking Parking Deck will be just up the road.
From Points North
Take Garden State Parkway to Route 46 West (exit 154). Exit onto Valley Road (South) toward Montclair.*
From Points South
Take Garden State Parkway to Route 3 West (exit 153B). Exit onto Valley Road (South) toward Montclair.*
From Midtown Manhattan
Take Lincoln Tunnel to Route 3 West for approximately 10.5 miles. Route 3 will merge to Route 46—stay right. Take first exit immediately after the merge, onto Valley Road (South), toward Montclair.*
From Upper Manhattan
Take the George Washington Bridge to Route 80 West. Take Exit 62 to merge onto the Garden State Parkway South. Take Exit 154 for Route 46 toward Clifton. Exit onto Valley Road toward Paterson/Montclair. Make a right and prepare to make an immediate left onto Valley Road (south).
*Due to construction, the traffic light on Route 46 and Valley Road is currently a four-way roundabout. Take the roundabout to the 3rd exit onto Valley Road. *Once on Valley Road (south) – Stay on Valley Road for one mile to the first traffic light. Turn right onto Normal Avenue. Then make another right into the main entrance of the campus. The Alexander Kasser Theater will be directly in front of you. Convenient parking is available at the Red Hawk Parking Deck adjacent to the theater.
NJ Transit Railroad (Boonton/Montclair line) is the best method of public transportation. The Montclair Heights Station is the nearest stop and is a five-minute walk from the Alexander Kasser Theater. Travel time from New York Penn Station to Montclair Heights is approximately 50 minutes. The last pre-show train, #6279, departs Penn Station at 6:10PM and arrives at Montclair Heights at 7:00PM.
The Montclair Heights Station (Boonton/Montclair line) makes return trips to New York Penn Station every hour with the last trains departing at 10:29PM and 11:17PM, and travel time at approximately 50 minutes. Train schedules can be found at
The Montclair Heights train station is two blocks and a 5min walk to the Alexander Kasser Theater. The Montclair State University train station is on the other side of campus and a 20min walk to the Kasser.
Saturday and Sunday
No weekend NJ Transit train service to Montclair Heights.
NJ Transit Bus line #28 stops in front of the Alexander Kasser Theater (this is the Montclair State University stop). Go to njtransit.com or call NJ Transit at 973-275-5555 for schedules and more information.
PEAK Event Parking
All patron parking is in the Red Hawk Parking Deck, directly adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater. Once parked, take the elevator or stairs to the 4th floor to access the theater. For events in the Alexander Kasser Theater, parking vouchers will be on sale in the lobby, pre-show.
Avoid the lines at the kiosk machines. Stop by the parking table in the lobby for the convenience of paying your event-parking fee for a flat $6. Parking fees may also be paid at the kiosk machines located on levels 2, 4, and 5 of the Red Hawk Parking Deck or the pay stations as you exit the garage.
The Red Hawk Parking Deck hourly kiosk rates are as follows:
0-30 minutes: FREE
31-60 minutes: $2
1-2 hours: $4
2-6 hours: $8
For any questions, comments, or concerns about your parking experience, please contact Parking Services by phone at 973-655-7580 or by email at email@example.com.